Tell Amazon to stop developing dangerous facial recognition services immediately!
Petition to Amazon:
Employing facial recognition and doorbell cameras into any service or product is irresponsible and dangerous. We urge you to immediately cease developing this and any relating neighborhood spying service.
Amazon wants to equip your racist neighbor with spy technology.
That way they’d be able to call the cops on anyone – just for walking by. They’ve recently patented technology that combines doorbell cameras and facial recognition1 to turn every neighborhood into a 1984 surveillance nightmare.
Tell Amazon to back off and stop developing spy technology for local neighborhoods.
This is one step too far and one giant leap into bringing a police surveillance state into your neighborhood, whether you like it or not.
With Amazon’s new patent, they want to pair doorbell surveillance cameras with facial recognition software. Users could “white-list” certain visitors, and automatically call the local police on others.
And again, it has to be said: facial recognition still fails to identify women and people of color correctly2, and will result in massive amounts of false-positives.
This new technology would turn quiet neighborhoods into Big Brother police states, with women and people of color bearing the brunt of harmful, and even fatal, discrimination.
Amazon has already gotten flack from activists like you for selling their facial recognition technology to local police departments across the country, and to ICE. Now Amazon is signalling that they can skip the middleman and bring racial profiling literally to your front door.
Tell Amazon to stop developing spy technology for local neighborhoods.